Dennis Schröder, now of the LA Lakers, took to YouTube to give fans a glimpse into his personal life and family. The otherwise private NBA guard promised to dish out one episode per week. 

The channel with four videos to date started off with Dennis taking his fans through his move to LA following his transfer from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The video titled Welcome 2 LA also featured his wife Ellen and his kids playing around the house. 

Moving To LA With Wife & Kids

The video that premiered on March 15, 2021, began with Dennis visiting his new house for the first time in February before swiftly transitioning into the Schröders moving in. 

Fans were treated to a rare glimpse of his wife Ellen, who was busy combing through their stuff to decide what to keep, what to give away, and what needed to be discarded. All the while, the couple was trying to decide on new furniture and finishes. 

Prior to moving into their LA home, the couple bunked with their kids in an Airbnb for two months. Naturally, the couple was tired after they finally moved in, and so by the end of the six-minute video, both Dennis and Ellen got comfy on a couch to get some rest. 

The NBA player also disclosed that he had to head out for a 4-day road trip immediately after. 

Dennis Is a Very Devoted Family Man

Although it rarely makes headlines, Dennis is actually a very devoted family man. Last July, he even took time off from his then team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, to be there for his wife when she gave birth to their second child. 

The player told Sports Illustrated he would make the time to be there for his wife and family. At the time, being with his team meant leaving his pregnant wife with his 17-month-old son Dennis Jr., which was unacceptable. 

For me, it’s tough. I love my teammates. I love basketball, but the family comes first.

Might Not Renew Contract With Lakers

Dennis was with the OCT for two seasons before the Lakers acquired him on November 19, 2020. The NBA guard was brought over in exchange for Danny Green and Jaden McDaniels’ draft rights as per an announcement made by the Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka.

However, after playing just one season for the LAL, Dennis has hinted that he might not renew his contract. According to a tweet from Dave McMenamin, an NBA reporter for ESPN, when asked about being included in trade talks, he said that he still wanted to be a Laker but wanted to see his options in the offseason.

The tweet was made on March 26, less than a month ago, making it sound like Dennis will not be pursuing a contract extension with LAL before the summer.